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House approves Pa. GOP's plan for property tax cuts

05.13.15 | Bob Price

A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in the property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers at the start of peak ...

At least 5 dead, 65 hospitalized in Amtrak train derailment

05.13.15 | Bob Price

At least five people are dead and dozens of others injured after an Amtrak train derailed and overturned in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.The accident has closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as ...

Mother Accused of Throwing Child from Bridge Now Charged With Homicide

05.12.15 | Bob Price

A mother was charged with homicide Monday after allegedly throwing her one-and-a-half year old off a bridge in Allentown. Authorities say Johnesha Perry, 19, of Allentown tossed her son into the Lehigh River and then jumped in on May 3. Both were ...

GOP pensions bill advances in Harrisburg

05.12.15 | Bob Price

Republicans are advancing a legislation designed to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania’s major public pension systems, over the protests of Democrats who say they’ve not had a chance to even read it. The 410-page bill passed the Senate ...

Oh, baby! Mom delivers 13-pound, 10-ounce baby at Pittsburgh hospital

05.11.15 | Bob Price

Talk about a big bundle of joy. An Ellwood City woman delivered a 13-pound, 10-ounce baby in West Penn Hospital, doctors with Allegheny Health Network said Friday. Isaac Michael Hall, who measured 25 1⁄2 inches, was born via a scheduled ...

Pennsylvania Senate expected to pass public employee pension overhaul

05.11.15 | Bob Price

A Senate vote this week on a bill to eliminate guaranteed pension benefits for state and school employees sets the stage for budget negotiations between Republicans controlling the legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat. Curbing pension ...

Anglers Concerned After Bass Caught In Susquehanna River Tests Positive For Cancer

05.07.15 | Bob Price

There’s an alert for area fishermen and fisherwomen as bass season is set to start next month. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says a smallmouth bass with a large growth on its lip has now tested positive for a rare cancer. The ...

Property-tax debate looms in Pa. House

05.07.15 | Bob Price

A ranking House Republican said Wednesday that party leaders were ready to put to a vote a hotly debated property-tax-relief proposal, shifting the spotlight to an issue certain to become a key point in this year's budget talks. Majority ...

Is Cannabis a Rx for PA?

05.06.15 | Bob Price

State lawmakers are considering making marijuana legal to treat illnesses such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. State senators could vote on a bill as early as next week. It would have to clear the State House. Republicans control both houses ...

Pennsylvania House votes to cut own ranks, trim Senate

05.06.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania state representatives took a step Tuesday toward trimming dozens of members from the Legislature, the latest move in a campaign to amend the state constitution that for several years has frustrated its supporters. The House voted ...

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